DP3 Install Failure

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by thertrain, Apr 20, 2012.

  1. macrumors member

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    Has anyone had trouble installing DP3? 1 and 2 installed fine on my 2011 13" MBP but Installer crashes each time I try to install 3. I've restored back to Lion.
     
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    I have the problem too. When installing, the installer either stalls at around eight minutes left, or the installer looks like it completes with the progress bar at 100%, but it never actually finishes. In that instance the time remaining just keeps going into the negatives. It said "About -15 minutes remaining" before I just killed the install.
     
  4. macrumors newbie

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    That's funny, mine gives me numbers like "312,548,123 hours and 15 minutes remaining".
     
  5. thread starter macrumors member

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    My computer seem permanently screwed now. Once back at Lion, I can no longer install DP1 or DP2. Installer crashes every time at the exact same point.
     
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    WAM2

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    I Think I Can help, do you have skype or something? Easier to communicate on there.
     
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    WAM2

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    How to correctly install:


    Fresh copy of DP3, restored to a flash drive or burned to dvd. Boot from it, open disk utility and partition the harddrive to one, make sure its Mac OS Extended (Journaled), close disk utility, press reinstall mac os x, install onto the partition, if the installer fails, dont press anything just hold the power button down and let it restart and it should boot.
     
  8. macrumors member

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    Mine failed too several times trying to update dp2. I wiped the drive and clean installed dp3. Then I succesfully used to migration assistent that pops up to import my users, apps etc from my working 10.6.8 drive.
     
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    Mr. Retrofire

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    Why do you think Apple calls it a DP? It is certainly not a toy for little boys & girls.
     
  10. thread starter macrumors member

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    Happy to report I was able to get everything installed late last night. Here is how I did it.

    1. Install a fresh copy of Lion, so the computer is back and functioning correctly.
    2. Update the EFI Firmware that was released in the past month or so.
    3. Reset PRAM & NVRAM
    4. Installed DP1
    5. Installed DP3

    The whole process took a couple hours but everything is up and running.

    Hope this helps
     
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    jabbawok

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    There's all ways one...
     
  12. thread starter macrumors member

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    I know, you can never have a full conversation thread without at least one :p
     

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